GLOBAL ABS CONFERENCE 2020

Programme

#TheABSweAllNeed

All sessions will be held in English, with simultaneous translation for some of the sessions to other languages as needed (Spanish and French). The recordings of all sessions will be subtitled for Russian and Arabic-speaking countries.

Session 1

Happy Birthday Nagoya Protocol!

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

Day1: The Global ABS community commemorates the 10th year anniversary of the Nagoya Protocol and celebrates its contribution to global environmental governance, nature-based solutions and sustainable development.

Session 2

ABS for Users I: A Dialogue between Governments and Researchers

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020

This session gathers governments and researchers to exchange experiences and challenges to fill the gap between present ABS implementation and the ABS we all need.

Session 3

ABS for Users II: A Dialogue between Governments and Private Sector

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020

Private sector provides nature-based solutions and offers opportunities for benefit sharing. Meet the companies that are taking the lead on ABS and biodiversity conservation and learn different perspectives.

Session 4

ABS Dialogue between Governments and Indigenous Peoples: The Lessons Learned

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) are at the center of ABS. They are the custodians of biodiversity and right holders of traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources. Learn how IPLCs protect their practices and resources, which are their needs and how to address them in the post-2020 Biodiversity Strategic Framework.

Session 5

Building “the ABS we all need” for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020

World leaders, key donor, development and capacity-building institutions, representatives from indigenous peoples and local communities, researchers, countries and private sector invite you to a journey on the key messages and lessons learned derived from the Global ABS Conference 2020. Participants will discuss challenges and opportunities for a new decade of ABS in the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.

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